- U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Francis Tronolone, 33, of Buffalo, N.Y., who was convicted of stealing thousands of dollars from the City of Buffalo, a Governmental agency which receives federal funding, was sentenced to 6 months in prison by U.S. District Judge, Richard J. Arcara. The defendant has also been ordered to pay $9,000 in restitution.
“As we have stated previously, this office intends to prosecute any public official responsible for stealing money or breaching their public trust,” said U.S. Attorney William Hochul. “This marks the fourth defendant who from a single government agency did just that.”
Assistant U.S. Attorney Maura K. O'Donnell, who handled the case, stated that the defendant was employed by the City of Buffalo for approximately 10 years.